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Meet Frontdesk: Senior Project Manager

For this edition of Meet Frontdesk, we sat down with Carolina Martinez, Senior Project Manager and Designer. Carolina began at Frontdesk 2.5 years ago and during that time, has taken on various job duties and truly exemplifying our core values of “clean the toilets” and “own it”. Prior to Frontdesk, Carolina worked in various fields including Amazon photographer and ophthalmic technician. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new cities and different restaurants, cooking, hiking, biking, shopping, and spending time with her dog.

Tell me about your role and what you do here at Frontdesk?

From As a Senior Project Manager and Designer, I go to different markets and build out the cities to get it started up for the city manager. This covers everything from design documents, making sure city managers know what to order, handling the logistics for the moving company, organizing furniture in storage, and making sure all supplies and furniture needed are ordered. Once the units are staged, I also work with the photographers to ensure they know what to shoot and shoot it correctly.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Getting to visit different cities and explore new places.

Favorite Frontdesk city?

Phoenix or Scottsdale

What has been your biggest learning experience since starting at Frontdesk?

Being adaptable, sometimes you have to do things you don’t want to do or that aren’t in your job description. Being a team player and adapting to any change possible.

What advice would you give to others in your role?

Always be ready for anything! Especially for project managers, you never know where you’re going to live next. You could be in a city for a few weeks or a few months so it’s good to always be ready to go!

Bucket list place to visit?

Ireland or Iceland- just to explore the landscapes. They are so beautiful!

Welcome to Detroit!

Frontdesk is excited to show you around one of our newest cities: Detroit, Michigan! Known as Motor City, Detroit is where the American auto industry came alive with Henry Ford. Detroit is a rising star of a city that is continuing to build and grow each year. This city is filled with art, history, and culture. There is so much to explore around every corner!

Neighborhoods

Corktown

This historic district is located just west of downtown Detroit. Corktown is Detroit’s oldest neighborhood dating back to 1834. This part of town is famous for having great dining and drinking options as well as entertainment venues.

Downtown

Downtown Detroit is full of history, art, architecture, shopping, music, sports, dining, and nightlife. As the part of the city that has been the most heavily invested in during recent years, Downtown Detroit has a lot to offer!

Eastern Market

Located approximately 1 mile northeast from downtown, Eastern Market is a historic commercial district in Detroit. Not only is this the city’s favorite market, but it’s also one of the oldest in the US. The Eastern Market features fresh food, restaurants, local jewelers and artists, and so much more!

What to Do

Photo Courtesy of City Year Detroit Facebook Page

Monroe Street Midway

Monroe Street Midway is the perfect place to enjoy family fun and outdoor activities. The park features a roller skating rink, basketball courts, local DJs, food trucks, and more! The park is open from late May through late September.

Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts is a staple attraction of Detroit, showcasing one of the largest and most significant art collections in the United States. The Institute features over 65,000 works of art ranging from classic to contemporary pieces. There is something to offer every visitor!

Photo Courtesy of Detroit Institute of Arts Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of Visit Detroit Facebook Page

Belle Isle

It’s easy to spend an entire day exploring Belle Isle– a 982-acre island park! The park is a popular destination for picnics, barbecues, spending time at the beach, and enjoying walks on various nature trails. Within the park, you can also find the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory with 13 acres of botanical gardens and Belle Island Golf Range.

Eats

Breakfast/Brunch

One of our favorite spots for breakfast or brunch in Detroit is The Hudson Cafe. The Hudson Cafe is located in the heart of downtown and puts a modern twist on a classic brunch menu. The dishes range from sweet to savory and the menu is sure to have something that appeals to everyone!

Lunch

One of the best spots to grab a burger in Detroit is the Basement Burger Bar because of their easy build-your-own menu. Their menu offers over a trillion different burger combinations including 10+ proteins and vegan options. Not a fan of burgers? They also offer a build-your-own salad option along with several appetizers.

Dinner

We recommend SavannahBlue for a nice dinner downtown Detroit. The restaurant features northern soul food- southern cuisine with a Detroit twist. SavannahBlue offers a formal dining room if you’re looking for a sit-down dinner, as well as a casual living room to enjoy tasty cocktails and appetizers.

Drinks

Detroit is an eclectic city with many different bar options to cater to everyone’s taste! A few of our favorites in the city include Tin Roof for live music, Delmar for a rooftop bar, and La Casa for an elegant cocktail and cigar lounge. If you’re a beer fan, we recommend checking out Founders Brewing.

Photo Courtesy of Delmar Detroit Facebook Page

Best Way to Get Around

Downtown Detroit has no shortage of transportation options. Mogo, Detroit’s bike share system, has 3 stations only blocks away from our Frontdesk suites. Qline is Detroit’s circulating streetcar that runs 3.3 miles along Woodward Avenue between Congress Street and West Grand Boulevard. The Detroit People Mover, an elevated and automated light-rail system, is a quick and easy way to get from one part of the city to another. I-75 and I-375 are also easily accessible. Rideshare programs such as Uber and Lyft are also available and make for a convenient way to get around the city.

Discover St. Pete: The Sunshine City

With a nickname like the “Sunshine City”, it’s no wonder St. Petersburg is such a popular vacation destination. With award-winning beaches, dozens of popular attractions, and endless dining options, there is no shortage of fun in the sun. We’re showing you the perfect way to spend a weekend in St. Petersburg!

Best Time to Visit

Average temperatures in St. Petersburg vary throughout the year. Based on average temperatures, average rainfall, and humidity, the best months to visit St. Pete are March, April, and November. During the summer months of July and August, you can expect high temperatures in the 90’s and the greatest chance for rain. Winter months have the lowest chance of precipitation with high temperatures near 70 degrees and lows in the 50s. St. Petersburg, much like the rest of Florida, has above average humidity throughout the year.

What to Pack

Summer Clothing: If you’re coming during the summer months, be prepared for hot weather! Pack swimsuits, shorts, tank tops, and sandals. Since summer is also the rainy season, be prepared with a rain jacket and waterproof shoes.


Winter Clothing: Winter weather can vary from day to day so it’s best to bring a wide variety of clothing options. Packing outfits with layers will help ensure that you are comfortable at any temperature. When traveling to St. Pete in winter, always plan to bring pants and a jacket.


Other Items to Pack:

  • Sunscreen
  • SPF chapstick
  • Mosquito repellent during warmer months
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat

What to Do

Spend Time at the Beach

During warm days, spending time at the beach is a must when in St. Petersburg! There are several beautiful, white sand beaches in the area that you can choose from including St. Pete Beach, Clearwater Beach, or Upham Beach.

Photo Courtesy of St. Pete Beach, Florida Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of St. Pete Pier - TM Facebook Page

St. Pete Pier

The new St. Pete Pier offers fun for everyone! Its 26 acres extend from St. Petersburg to Tampa Bay making it a great place to walk, run, or bike. The pier also has several options for dining, drinking, shopping, swimming, and a concert venue. There is something here for the whole family to enjoy!

Art and Mural Biking Tour

St. Petersburg is known for being a colorful, vibrant city with art around every corner. You will see many just by walking the streets of downtown, but if you’re looking to experience all of the murals the city has to offer, consider doing an Art and Mural Biking Tour. A local guide will lead the way and tell you everything you need to know about each mural and piece of art! This is a great way to get some exercise and see the city!

Photo Courtesy of St Pete Biking Tours Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of The Dalí Museum Facebook Page

Salvador Dali Museum

Located in downtown St. Petersburg on the waterfront, the Salvador Dali Museum is dedicated to the works of famous artist Salvador Dali. It has the largest collection of Dali’s works outside of Europe with 96 oil paintings, 200 watercolors and drawings, and more than 2,100 prints, photographs, posters, textiles, sculptures, and more.

Our Favorite Eats

Brunch

There are many great brunch options in the area but one of our favorites is Cassis. Cassis is open Tuesday-Sunday and serves American classics with a subtle French twist. Cassis is a great option for both quick bites or a leisurely meal.

Lunch

With a menu ranging from salads, sandwiches, tacos, sushi, and more, The Lure is the perfect spot for lunch in St. Pete. The Lure has delicious, fresh seafood options and is known for having some of the best fish tacos in the city.

Dinner

For the only waterfront dining experience located in the heart of downtown St. Pete, head to Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro. You’ll enjoy craft cocktails and a wide variety of dinner options all while having gorgeous views of the marina. 

Drinks

Fans of craft beer can end the night with drinks at 3 Daughters Brewing, which has over 40 beers on tap. Wine lovers will enjoy a glass at Sola Bistro and Wine Bar, while those who prefer to unwind with a cocktail should try Mandarin Hide, a vintage-style cocktail lounge.

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Meet Frontdesk: City Manager

For our very first Meet Frontdesk, we spoke with Chantal Doxon, Tampa and St. Petersburg City Manager. Chantal began at Frontdesk 2.5 years ago as a cleaner after moving to Tampa, FL. Since then, she has transitioned into a City Manager role after showing she embodies all of Frontdesk’s core values. Prior to Frontdesk, Chantal was getting her degree in Interior Architecture. In her free time, she enjoys doing puzzles, boxing, and being on the water. 

What do you do in your role as a City Manager?

I make sure units are clean and that maintenance and cleaners are doing what they are supposed to so we can prevent any issues with guests. I also work with property managers to make sure there are no issues with guests before or during their stay. In summary, I am there to help with the day to day issues and being there for guests for whatever they need assistance with. 

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I enjoy being able to contribute to our guest’s stays. I know how important vacationing is, so if there is any way I can make it better for a guest, I’m happy to help!

What has been your biggest learning experience since starting at Frontdesk?

Personally, since starting at Frontdesk, I’ve learned how to adapt and adapt quickly. Problem solving in a timely manner is key in everyday operations to make sure things get done and done well.

What advice would you give to others in your role?

I would tell others, that if you find yourself confused or feeling overwhelmed, not knowing what to do, reach out. Everyone is willing to help and more likely than not, we have been in the same situation and can guide you through it.

Bucket list place to visit?

I have so many! But the next place on my list to go to go is Thailand!

What is one must-do or must-try place if someone visits Tampa or St. Petersburg?

There are so many! The St. Pete Pier is a must! Or 7th Ave in Ybor City if you’re looking for a good night on the town.

Explore Savannah: Welcome to Our New City

Frontdesk is excited to show you around one of our newest cities: Savannah, GA! Savannah has endless sights to see and things to do. To help in planning your visit to this beautiful and historic city, we’ve put together a guide with all of our top recommendations!

Neighborhoods

Historic District

The Historic District is the hub of downtown and has historic landmarks around every corner. The streets are filled with museums, monuments, parks, restored 18th-century homes, shops, and dining. Take a stroll down the cobblestone streets and soak up all of the history and beauty.

Starland District

This artsy, hip district was established in the late 1990s by two Savannah College of Art and Design students. The neighborhood is rooted in creativity and collaboration. The streets are bustling with galleries, boutiques, and entertainment venues. Stop into the Starland District if you’re interested in shopping for vintage clothes, vinyl records, or original art.

Tybee Island

Located only 20 minutes from downtown, many refer to Tybee Island as Savannah’s beach. This neighborhood is filled with pastel homes and oceanfront condos. Tybee Island is the place to go if you’re looking to spend time at the beach, kayak, or paddleboard.

What to Do

Forsyth Park

Dating back to the 1940s, Forsyth Park spans across 30 acres of the Historic District of Savannah. The fountain at the center of the park is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. The park is home to Farmer’s markets, a concert venue, playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, and a coffee shop.

Photo Courtesy of Old Town Trolley Tours (Savannah) Facebook Page

Trolley Tours

Trolley tours in Savannah offer a complete overview of everything there is to know about the city! There are several tour options offered daily including Old Town Trolley Tours and Comedy Tours. Being America’s most haunted city, they also have Ghost Tours. These “hop-on, hop-off” tours allow you to learn the history of Savannah while seeing all the city has to offer!

Photo Courtesy of Davenport House Museum Facebook Page

House Museum Tours

With all the history behind this city, it’s no surprise that house museums are a staple for visitors. There are nearly 20 house museums that all offer something different. Some are designed to show art, while others show a look into the past. A few of the top house museums in the city include Mercer-Williams House, Davenport House, and Sorrel-Weed House.

Eats

Breakfast/Brunch

Breakfast and Brunch options in Savannah are endless. One of our favorites is Debi’s Restaurant for southern, home-style cooking. This historic restaurant has something on the menu for everyone and is open 8 am-2:30 pm daily!

Lunch

With a line waiting at the door each day, it’s no secret that lunch at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room is one of the best in town! Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room offers a unique dining experience by serving family-style meals at communal tables. This historic Southern diner has been family-owned since 1943 and continues to be a popular lunch spot.

Dinner

We recommend Alligator Soul for an upscale, intimate dinner. Once a basement grain warehouse, this Southern eatery offers organic and local ingredients for a fresh, delicious menu.

Savannah Specialty: Oysters

Savannah is a city that loves oysters, so it’s no surprise that they are served at nearly every restaurant in the city. One of our favorite stops for oysters is Sorry Charlie’s. This casual seafood spot features a raw bar, southern specialties, and craft cocktails.

Drinks

Savannah, Georgia is a lively city home to many bars great for drinking, dancing, and live music. A few of our favorites in the city include Wet Willies, Alley Cat Lounge, and the Artillery Bar. Each bar has its own story and personality but they are all filled with unique cocktails and wide beer selections.

Photo Courtesy of Wet Willie’s Savannah, GA River Street Facebook Page

Best Way to Get Around

Transportation in Savannah couldn’t be easier! The DOT offers a fare-free service to get around downtown Savannah. The shuttles run every 10 minutes through 24 stops. Hop on the Savannah Belles Ferry and get a unique perspective offshore. The ferry provides transportation from downtown’s riverwalk and Hutchinson Island. Uber and Lyft are also easily accessible.

Discover New Orleans: Explore The Big Easy!

Frontdesk welcomes you to one of our newest cities: New Orleans, LA! New Orleans is a small but bustling city known for cajun and creole dishes, jazz music, history, and mysterious stories. Although it’s best known for the Mardi Gras festivities, there are plenty of things to do and see around the city year-long! We’ve gathered all of our top recommendations of what to do and where to eat to explore all this city has to offer!

Neighborhoods

French Quarter

The French Quarter is the city’s historic heart, known for its vibrant nightlife and colorful buildings with balconies overlooking the busy city. Here you will find the famous Bourbon Street, offering jazz music, cajun food, and fun cocktails.

Tremé

Tremé is the oldest African American neighborhood in the United States. Located just across Rampart Street from the French Quarter, this soulful neighborhood dates back to 1783. Tremé is renowned as the birthplace of Jazz in New Orleans and is home to many of the city’s best musicians.

Mid-City

If you’re looking for a little more low-key and laid-back vibe than the other popular areas, check out Mid-City! This part of the city is the best area to watch sporting events in the neighborhood bars.

Things to Do

Steamboat Cruise

One of the unique experiences in New Orleans is the steamboat tours. There is no better way to cruise the Mississippi River than by steamboat. The current S.S. Natchez boat offers several tours throughout the day including an evening jazz tour with dinner, a day jazz cruise, or a Sunday brunch jazz cruise. The steamboat cruises are a perfect way to take in the beauty of New Orleans from the water.

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is rated one of the top aquariums in the US. The aquarium is located along the Mississippi River and features 10,000 creatures. It’s divided into 4 different areas including the Amazon rainforest, the Mississippi River, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Great Maya Reef gallery, and includes an IMAX theater.

Photo Courtesy of Audubon Aquarium of the Americas Facebook Page

Jackson Square

Jackson Square is a historic park in the French Quarter and is also considered the heart of the city. The park was declared a National Historic Landmark for its role in history as the site where Louisiana became United States territory in 1803. The site is now a place to view famous architectural works and attend street art events.

Eats

Breakfast/Brunch

There are several delicious breakfast and brunch options in NOLA but one of our favorites is Ruby Slipper. The eatery offers all-day brunch and eye-opening cocktails while preparing meals from scratch and using local ingredients when possible. The menu offers American, Cajun, and Creole dishes but is sure to have something for everyone.

Lunch

Napoleon House is located in the heart of the historical French Quarter in the heart of New Orleans. If you’re looking for a true Louisianan lunch, this is the place! They offer muffalettas, po’boys, jambalaya, seafood gumbo, and other Creole staples.

Dinner

We recommend Herbsaint, an upscale French and American restaurant with views of historic St. Charles Avenue, for a nice dinner. Herbsaint offers local and sustainably sourced seafood and meats and has an extensive wine list.

Libations

New Orleans has one of the highest bars per capita in the US so there is no shortage of bars in the city. NOLA is also the birthplace of several cocktails including the hurricane, the grasshopper, the sazerac, and more! Bourbon street is packed with lively, eclectic bars. A few of our favorites are Tropical Isle, Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar, and The Swamp on Bourbon Street. Not only is the city known for its bar scene, but New Orleans is also famous for its drive-thru daiquiris.

Best Way to Get Around

New Orleans has various methods of transportation that make getting around the city easy! Streetcars are a fun way to explore and they are a staple to NoLa. Uber and Lyft are also both active in the city. The flat terrain makes biking a fun way to explore. Bike rentals are available through Blue Bikes.

Discover Nashville: Get to Know Our New City

Frontdesk welcomes you to our newest city: Nashville, TN! Music City lives up to the name with live music around every corner. However, Nashville is known for so much more than just country music. This lively city has something for everyone! Here are the best places to visit in Nashville, from popular tourist stops, to the best honky tonks, to the top places to eat in the city!

Neighborhoods

Downtown

Downtown Nashville is also referred to as “The District”. This lively part of the city is full of flashing lights and honky tonks. Broadway is known for its electric energy and rooftop bar scene. This is the ideal location to experience all that Nashville is known for.

Gulch

The Gulch is just south of downtown and is more upscale and trendy. This neighborhood is filled with high-end shopping and trendsetting dining.

West End

West End is home to Centennial Park, the largest urban park in Nashville. This part of town is great for those who are active and looking to spend time outdoors. Tucked away just outside of downtown, West End is centrally located to get to other parts of the city in no time.

Things to Do

Photo Courtesy of Grand Ole Opry Facebook Page

Visit the Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry is the longest-running radio show in the USA. It’s a world-class music venue that has hosted country music legends and new stars. For the majority of the year, the Grand Ole Opry takes place at the Opry House. A few times a year, the show returns to The Ryman Auditorium, the former home of the Grand Ole Opry.

Learn to Line Dance at the Wildhorse Saloon

While in the south, learn how to line dance at the Wildhorse Saloon! Wild Horse Saloon is a three-story saloon and restaurant with free line dancing lessons every day. From line dancing lessons, delicious southern food, and live entertainment, the Wildhorse Saloon will keep you busy for hours!

Photo Courtesy of Wildhorse Saloon Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Facebook Page

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

The Country Music Hall of Fame is one of the most iconic stops in Nashville. It offers a look into country music’s past and present. The museum is home to a collection of over 2 million artifacts ranging from stage costumes to instruments. Each object displayed in the museum tells the story of country music’s global influence.

Marathon Village

Marathon Village is a neighborhood born out of the buildings that once housed Marathon Motor Works. The preserved historical space has become a place for affordable work studios, unique retail shops, artists and entertainment, food and drinks, and more!

Photo Courtesy of Marathon Village Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of Bridgestone Arena Facebook Page

Bridgestone Arena

The Bridgestone Arena is a multipurpose venue located right in downtown Nashville that hosts various sporting events, shows & concerts, and is home of the Nashville Predators of the NHL. Nashville loves their hockey so if you’re in town during the NHL season, a Predators game is something you won’t want to miss!

Best Restaurants and Bars

Breakfast/Brunch

Brunch options in Nashville are plentiful! We recommend stopping at Biscuit Love in the Gulch for a delicious breakfast or brunch with indoor and outdoor dining options. The restaurant also has locations in Hillsboro Village and Downtown Franklin.

Lunch

It wouldn’t be a trip to Nashville without trying hot chicken and The Stillery has various ways to try it including a hot chicken sandwich, hot chicken pizza, and hot chicken mac and cheese. The menu includes a variety of options to appeal to all pallets and unique cocktails served from mason jars.

Dinner

For a nice dinner, we recommend Husk. Just a mile from downtown Nashville, this restaurant is located inside a historic home. They use locally sourced, farm-fresh ingredients while serving up indulgent Southern dishes.

Bars

If you came to Nashville looking for fun bars, you’re in the right place! The Broadway strip has over 32 bars and you can easily walk from one to another. Many of the bars are multiple stories with different live bands on each level. A few of the bars we recommend are Tootsies, Honky Tonk Central, and The Stage on Broadway. Country singers including Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, and Blake Shelton also own bars on Broadway.

Best Way to Get Around

Downtown Nashville is very walkable and easy to get from place to place. If you’re looking to experience other parts of the city or staying outside of downtown, you will likely need a car. Uber and Lyft are also both active in Nashville and if you’re looking for a healthy, greener way to see the city, you can rent a bicycle or scooter with Nashville BCycle, Bird, or Lime.

World Whiskey Day: Louisville Whiskey Tour

World whiskey day is the third Saturday in May each year and we couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate than Louisville, KY. If you’re looking to explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, we’ve compiled a list of the 6 top places to visit within an hour of our Louisville suites. Some have temporarily paused tours, but their tasting rooms are open.

Photo Courtesy of Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Facebook Page

Evan Williams

Thursday-Saturday 11am-5pm

Sunday 1pm-5pm

Closed Monday-Wednesday

Located on Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row” within a mile of all 15 Frontdesk suites, Evan Williams Bourbon Experience features educational tastings, guided tours, and more! Their experiences vary from a traditional tour and tasting, the ideal bartender experience, or the speakeasy tasting experience. They even offer private virtual tasting experiences. The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience brings Kentucky’s history and tradition to life!

Photo Courtesy of Rabbit Hole Distillery Facebook Page

Rabbit Hole

Tuesday-Thursday 12pm-7pm

Friday-Saturday 11am-8pm

Sunday 1pm-7pm

Nestled in the heart of NuLu, Rabbit Hole takes a modern approach to the art of whiskey making. Their whiskey’s consist of Cavehill, Heigold, Dareringer, Boxergrail, Mizunara, and Boxergrail. Tours of the distillery will resume June 22, 2021 by reservation only. During the 1 hour tour, you can witness the full whiskey-making process and a 4 spirit tasting is included.

Photo Courtesy of Angel’s Envy Distillery Facebook Page

Angel’s Envy

Monday-Wednesday 10am-6pm

Thursday-Saturday 10am-9pm

Sunday 1pm-7pm

Angel’s Envy is a hand-crafted, small-batch whiskey rooted in 200 years of bourbon heritage. They make Port Finish, Rum Finish, Cask Strength, Sherry Cask 2019, and Tawny Cask 2020 whiskeys. Plan your visit by reserving a 30-minute Finishing Roundtable experience to learn about the distilling process and history that makes Angel’s Envy whiskey so unique. During this time, guests have the opportunity to experience an expert-led tasting in their beautiful finishing room. End your visit with a stop in the gift shop to purchase apparel, gifts, or a bottle to take home.

*Tours are currently unavailable

Photo Courtesy of Four Roses Bourbon Facebook Page

Four Roses

Wednesday-Saturday 9am-4pm

Sunday 12pm-4pm

Located in Lawrenceburg, Four Roses Distillery handcrafts 10 distinct bourbon recipes. They also have a Warehouse & Bottling Facility in Cox’s Creek. Four Roses dates back to 1884 and is now an award winning bourbon. Both the distillery and warehouse offer a 30 minute Taste of History experience which includes a guided flight tasting and history experience. After picking up a bottle of bourbon at the distillery, head to their website for several delicious cocktail recipes!

*Production tours are currently unavailable

Photo Courtesy of Buffalo Trace Distillery Facebook Page

Buffalo Trace

Monday-Saturday 10am-4:30pm

Sunday 11:30am- 4:30pm

Buffalo Trace has been dedicated to crafting bourbon for over 200 years. The distillery offers complimentary tours and tastings; however, a reservation is required. They offer several tours to walk you through the history and science behind Buffalo Trace including the Trace Tour, the Expansion Tour, the Bourbon Barrel Tour, the Taste of the Trace Tour.

Fun fact: Buffalo Trace is the oldest continuously operating distillery in America. During Prohibition the distillery was even permitted to remain operational, to make whiskey for “medicinal purposes”.

Photo Courtesy of Barton 1792 Distillery Facebook Page

Barton 1792

Monday-Saturday 9am-4:30pm

Closed Sunday

Barton 1792 is the oldest fully operating distillery in Bardstown. All tours are free and conclude with a complimentary tasting. Tour and tasting reservations are required. The Small Batch 1792 is their signature bourbon; however, they also craft limited edition expressions including Sweet Wheat, Aged Twelve Years, High Rye, Single Barrel, Full Proof, Bottled in Bond, and Port Finish.

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Our comfortable studio, 1- and 2-bedroom suites offer more space and convenience than a hotel. No credit check or security deposit, instant booking approval, and budget-friendly rates as low as $1,500/month or $69/day. 

#RevengeTravel with Frontdesk

As vaccines are becoming more widespread and the decrease in COVID-19 cases continues, people are feeling more comfortable getting back out to travel. The country is seeing a huge spike in travel for 2021. Travelers are itching to see new destinations and to make up for lost time with a vengeance. This new trend is referred to as “Revenge Travel”. This is a celebratory way to show that COVID-19 is losing it’s power to control lives and plans to travel- also known as “pandemic payback”.

Whether travelers are looking to take a much-needed vacation, get back to travel for business, or reconnect with family, the desire to travel is stronger than ever. Throughout the past year, people have learned to appreciate the convenience of travel and to no longer take it for granted. Travelers are planning trips with caution and flexibility so they can adjust their plans as needed. The travel industry is primarily seeing the uptick in domestic travel but expects international travel to follow later. Travelers are looking for destinations that allow for time outside- many are heading to the beach or national parks for hiking. Stroll down the same streets as our founding fathers and check out these awesome historic must-see sites.

How Frontdesk is prepared for Revenge Travel:

Frontdesk offers stays in 28 cities + 4 new cities coming soon (spoiler alert: our new cities are Austin, Savannah, Nashville, and Philadelphia!) across the US. We offer comfortable, secure stays so you can stay where you want! Our suites have fully-equipped kitchens and everything you need to stay in if you are not comfortable dining out yet. If you are looking to dine out, our suites are in communities with plenty of dining options, coffee shops, and entertainment within a short distance. Frontdesk offers a flexible cancellation policy when you book direct that allows guests to cancel their reservation up to 24 hours before check-in for a full refund. We pride ourselves on our exceptionally high cleaning standards. Our staff follows specific instructions for cleaning and disinfecting, as recommended by OSHA.

Planning a trip? Stay with us.

Our comfortable studio, 1- and 2-bedroom suites offer more space and convenience than a hotel. No credit check or security deposit, instant booking approval, and budget-friendly rates as low as $1,500/month or $69/day. 

Alycia Doxon Appointed to Frontdesk Board of Directors

We are proud to announce today that Alycia Doxon, the company’s Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed to Frontdesk’s Board of Directors.

“In three years, Alycia was promoted from City Manager to Director of Operations and then to Chief Operating Officer. She has made our company better at every stop,” said Kyle Weatherly, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “So it’s natural, but nonetheless exciting, that we asked her to join the Board.”

Doxon is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, with degrees in finance and economics, in addition to having significant operating experience in venture finance and entrepreneurship. She started with Frontdesk in 2017. 

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Alycia to the Board. Alycia brings a deep understanding of short-term rental operations, having grown Frontdesk’s own city operations team from 1 market to 27 markets in just 3-years, hosting thousands of guests each month,” said Jesse DePinto, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer. “The fact that over 85% of Frontdesk guests have a 5-star experience is a testament to Alycia’s leadership.”